Discover the Fundamentals of Human Disease and Health
In 2016, Baylor College of Medicine received $422.4M in overall funding and $240.6M in NIH research funding, ranking 20th in NIH funding. In addition, eight Baylor departments ranked in the top 20: Genetics, No. 1; Anatomy and Cell Biology, No. 4; Pediatrics and Neuroscience, No. 6; Biochemistry and Urology, No. 13; and Neurosurgery and Physiology, No. 18.
Single species of gut bacteria can reverse autism-related social behavior in mice
The absence of one specific species of gut bacteria causes social deficits in mice, researchers at Baylor College of Medicine report.
Researchers determined that they could use an antibody to neutralize asprosin, which could potentially lead to a treatment for diabetes.
Timing exercise with muscle fuel switching could help you lose weight
While exercise endurance increases when muscles are made to burn more fat and less glucose, research shows this may lead to diabetes.
Study reveals potential new strategy to prevent Alzheimer’s disease
Taking a pill that prevents the accumulation of toxic molecules in the brain might someday help prevent or delay Alzheimer’s disease, according to a new study.
Trans-Omics for Precision Medicine Program ($505M)
Baylor’s Human Genome Sequencing Center was named as a participant in TopMed (Trans-Omics for Precision Medicine) – a ground-breaking half-billion dollar program to bring whole genome sequencing and related technologies to the forefront of clinic research.
Translational Research Institute ($246M)
NASA joined with Baylor to operate a new institute charged with researching and developing innovative approaches to reduce risks to human on long-duration exploration missions, including NASA’s journey to Mars.
Reuters Top 100
Baylor College of Medicine was ranked no. 67 on Reuters Top 100 - The World's Most Innovative Universities 2016.
Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences
Dr. Huda Zoghbi, pioneering neurologist at Baylor College of Medicine and Texas Children’s Hospital, was awarded a prestigious Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences.
Baylor Road Map
Our seven-year strategic road map provides the blueprint for leveraging Baylor's collaborative environments and historic leadership in research to form a new paradigm for integrated health sciences universities.
Read the full 2017 Baylor College of Medicine Annual Report.